'Riwayat' a film on female foeticide by doctors

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 03, 2012 12:30 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood continues to raise its voice against female foeticide with "Riwayat", a movie produced by two NRI doctors from Australia.

The film, releasing Friday, promises to expose the existing social atrocity, in a sensitive manner. It portrays the emotional journey of three ladies from different walks of life, who faced the issue.

Sanjay Patole, a professor of neonatology at the University of Western Australia, is the writer, producer and creative director of "Riwayat".

It is co-produced by Ajay Rane, another doctor, who is the founding professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

Both of them are motivated to preserve life - one as an obstetrician and the other as a neonatologist, and through the film, they aim to motivate many others to save baby girls in their own way.

Directed by Marathi and Hindi actor-director Vijay Patkar, the movie features actors like Sampika, Khalid Siddique, Salil Ankola, Achint Kaur, Sourabh Dubey, Aditya Lakhia, Narendra Jha, Rajendra Gupta, Mangal Kenkre, Gauri Kulkarni, Major Vikram, Rakhi Mishra, Tanya Tiwari and Sayaji Shinde in key roles.

Others like Kammal Adiib, Jaiwant Wadkar, Jairaj Nair, Milind Joshi, Alpa Joshi and Milind Yashod feature in the supporting cast.

In recent times, actor Aamir Khan took up the issue of female foeticide in his debut TV show "Satyamev Jayate", kickstarting a roaring debate. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan too has raised his voice in support of women empowerment, through the campaign of his reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 6".

"Riwayat" takes the fight forward.